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  • Rainbow Clouds

    Refraction and diffraction of light through ice crystals in the clouds

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    Philippa On The Ice Philippa Werry at an Antarctic research camp 2016

New Zealand Science Teacher


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    Fish 'sing' at dusk/dawn like birds!


    Putting paid to our idea of fish as the unblinking mutes of the sea, scientists have plenty of audio evidence that some fish species break into a collective dawn chorus, just like birds do. 

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    Rosetta to be switched off


    The European Space Agency's historic comet-taming probe, the Rosetta, won't be going out in a flaming ball of glory now that it's mission is complete. Engineers are just going to park it on comet 67P - which it's been chasing around the solar system for the last 12 years - and switch it off. 

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    Fast Forward in Qtown: finding the science within


    Between 29 August and 2 September, Catalyst Trust, an organisation promoting innovation in the Wakatipu Basin region, is hosting a festival of science, technology and innovation called ‘inSight: a sneak peek into our future’. The festival will encompass free film screenings, talks, demonstrations, and other events. High schools and the primary schools in the region have been working behind the scenes for months on projects that will be the centrepiece of a showcase event called ‘Fast Forward.’

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    This week in space: things get a bit weird


    This week in space: a strange object in the vicinity of Neptune, and scientists are keeping very hush-hush about the rumoured discovery of an ‘Earth-like’ planet just around the galactic corner.

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    Quake damaged Rutherford's Den to reopen in Chch


    Rutherford’s Den – the science learning facility within Christchurch’s Arts Centre – is set to re-emerge on 27 August after sustaining severe damage in the Canterbury earthquakes, and it’s now more interactive than ever before.

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    Aqua Republica: take up the challenge


    Kiwi kids and their communities can now gain a better understanding of water stewardship thanks to Aqua Republica, an online game and upcoming nationwide challenge that models the real-life water resource management going on in our cities and towns. 

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    Facts not feelings: Scichatnz August discussion


    Twitterites got together online on 2 August for a virtual chat hosted by Sir Peter Gluckman - Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister - on what can be seen as a topical issue, given the seeming rise of populist politicians around the world: 'What should be the role of science in public policy making?'

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    Meet Luca, your earliest relative


    A team of scientists believe they may have identified the progenitor species from which you, me, and every other living organism on earth descends.